Archive for March 2010

what to do with the day?   Leave a comment

I’m thinking of going to paint the bathroom…the top half that isn’t done yet.
But then I sort of have lost my ambition to do that.
It is Sunday so therefore it should be a lazy day shouldn’t it?
I think so anyway….

tomorrow is another Monday and the beginning of a new work week.
but next weekend I have a four day weekend so I am positive I can get through this week.

Kids are moving in five days and then I can get my house back in shape.
can’t wait

Posted March 28, 2010 by Marge in ramblings

a busy crazy day   Leave a comment

we got up this morning and went to my school to do the building check and scrub the gym floor, move a wooden desk that I had in my office and replaced it with a smaller computer desk.
we went shopping, bought paint for our bedroom and some food, then we went to the new house in Wilton that my son and his wife are buying.
Then we went to Muscatine and priced fencing and all that
Cost is estimated at $400
came home and ordered some flowers on line and lilac trees
looking at swimming pools now that will cost around $400 too.
My youngest daughter and my middle grand daughter think we need a pool again.
Then I was looking at slides for the grand kids which is another $90 dollars.
Must start saving my pennies.
we will be watching the girls here in a bit while their parents go bowling.
Then our Saturday will be over.
It has been a very busy crazy day.

Posted March 27, 2010 by Marge in family, ramblings

memories   Leave a comment

occasionally I take a walk down memory lane and think of my childhood, the past, all the mistakes I have made and life in general.
I love thinking about times when my children were little, especially when I see my grandchildren do something their parent (my child) use to do.
My oldest daughter has nothing but bad memories of her childhood and although I know I wasn’t a perfect mother I still and probably never will know what was so awful about hers.
Other then she was the eldest and had three siblings following her.
I doubt I will ever know, or she will ever tell me what I did so horribly wrong that she doesn’t want anything to do with me now.
It hurts but I have sort of gotten harden to the pain.

My other three still like me enough to want to be around me.
(or maybe they are there because of their father and I am just there too?)
I know Brian and Emily love me.
Matt is a lot like Paula and doesn’t care to show if he loves me or not.

like Paula, Matt is stand-off-ish and doesn’t put forth much effort to show affection unless he wants something.
Sad huh?

At any rate, I think a lot of my childhood too and where we lived, and how excentric our mother was and just life in general.

Paula told me once long before this estrangement began last August, that she didn’t want to come to the end of her life and think, “man I wish I had done this or that”
that she wanted to live life to the fullest now.
I don’t know if she feels like she has?

I know there are so many things I want to do yet, not that I plan on dying any time soon……but I think of all the things that prevent me from going out into the world.
Mainly money

My mother was a dreamer and I find, as I get older I have become more of one myself.
Not a bad thing……just not the way I want to be.
I want to be a doer, not a dreamer……


Posted March 26, 2010 by Marge in family, ramblings

my weekend plans   Leave a comment

I can’t say I have a lot of great plans this weekend other then when I get off of work today I have to go and get my two youngest granddaughters from day care.
Then come home and do laundry and spend time with the kids, my older son and his daughter and feed the little angels probably before their parents get home.
Tomorrow I have to come back into work to do the building check, get a few supplies at Wal-Mart and a bit of grocery shopping.
and then watch the grand daughters again tomorrow night while their parents go out.
Sunday is wide open except doing the building check again.
Not a very eventful weekend, but next weekend my son and his wife are moving to their new house and it will be busy.
I have a four day weekend next weekend to get my house back into shape after they move out.
I think I have mentioned before “Dog Hair”
so disgusting and gross and it is every where in my house.
A lot of deep cleaning needs to be done.

Posted March 26, 2010 by Marge in family, ramblings

on the wings of a snow white dove   Leave a comment

This song just came into my head and now I can’t get it out.
odd because I really don’t know the words other then, On the Wings of a Snow White Dove, He sends His pure sweet love, a sign from above, on the wings of a dove….
it is a pretty religious song….but not one that I know well.
odd to me how things just jump right into my mind without any reference to what I was thinking about????

Posted March 26, 2010 by Marge in ramblings

the next big thing   Leave a comment

what will it be?
the next big thing?
the next thing someone invents that everyone must have????
I wish I knew so I could invent it and become rich.
I’m guessing it has got to be something electrical….something computerized, something so out of this world that everyone will jump on the band wagon and run out and get one.
I don’t know what it will be…..
I think about it often, what would be the ultimate thing everyone wants and needs?
Other than money????

Posted March 25, 2010 by Marge in ramblings

October   Leave a comment

so I just reserved a lakeside cabin for me and three of my children, their spouses and kids and my husband and I, for October.
I’m not ready for October, believe me, but it is nice to know that we have a vacation in our midst.
My youngest daughter suggested it a few months ago and I thought, how cool it would be to have a cabin on the lake (we have been there before but never had a cabin)
It will only be for two days, and it is an eleven hour drive to get there, but it should be great fun.
and the trees are always beautiful there at that time of year.

Posted March 24, 2010 by Marge in ramblings